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The Best Alternative Metal Bands

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Alternative metal artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good alternative metal bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top alternative metal bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Alternative metal groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all alternative metal bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest alternative metal bands of all time, since the most famous alternative metal artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best alternative metal music.

You can click on the alternative metal band names to see more information about that particular notable alternative metal group. If they're near the top of the best alternative metal artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top alternative metal bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the alternative metal band names themselves.

Foo Fighters and Nine Inch Nails are included in this list. Rock the vote (not the boat) by clicking thumbs up on your favorite items. The best items should have the most votes, so vote on things like Rage Against the Machine and Ozzy Osbourne.

All important, significant and iconic names in alternative metal music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new alternative metal bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of alternative metal, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into alternative metal music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good alternative metal bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent alternative metal bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best alternative metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest alternative metal musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular alternative metal bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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List Criteria: The bands this list are ones played on alt rock stations

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    Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music More
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    Post-metal, Metal, Progressive metal More
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    Crossover thrash, Nu metal, Political hip hop More
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    Rock music, Grunge, Heavy metal More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Metalcore More
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    Nu metal, Heavy metal, Post-grunge More
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    Nu metal, Groove metal, Rapcore More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    Nu metal, Progressive metal, Rock music More
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    Thrash metal, Deathcore, Rock music More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    Dubstep, Nu metal, Industrial metal More
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    Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock More
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    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music More
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    Glam metal, Industrial metal, Rock music More
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia More
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    Nu metal, Groove metal, Rock music More
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    Nu metal, Progressive metal, Groove metal More
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    Dark ambient, Industrial metal, Electronic music More
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    Horror punk, Noise rock, Nu metal More
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    Nu metal, Heavy metal, Modern rock More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Emo More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    Doom metal, Thrash metal, Gothic metal More
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    Nu metal, Industrial metal, Heavy metal More
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    Horror punk, Nu metal, Psychobilly More
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    Thrash metal, Progressive metal, Cello rock More
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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Industrial metal More
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    Emo, Metalcore, Screamo More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Rapcore More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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    Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge More
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    Rock music, Experimental rock, Neo-psychedelia More
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    Thrash metal, Industrial metal, Groove metal More
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    Industrial metal, Rock music, Electronic music More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Grunge More
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    Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Progressive rock More
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    Nu metal, Dance-punk, Grunge More
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    Nu metal, Rock music, Emo More
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    Nu metal, Rapcore, Rap metal More
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    Post-metal, Noise rock, Groove metal More
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    Synthpunk, Nu metal, Synthpop More
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    Nu metal, Thrash metal, Groove metal More
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    Nu metal, Christian alternative rock, Post-grunge More
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